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Developmental Psychology MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Developmental Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

In this course, you will gain a greater understanding of how humans develop mentally, socially and behaviourally on a course accredited by the British Psychology Society. Gain research skills and a professional level of understanding in psychology. Study development through the human lifespan from infancy, childhood and adolescence into adulthood and old age. Understand stability and change in our physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Designed to give you a solid foundational knowledge in the core areas of psychology, particularly as applied within a developmental context, this course covers the core areas of psychology as identified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides a graduate basis for chartered membership of the society (GBC). This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), provided you achieve an overall mark of at least 50 per cent and pass your dissertation. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. This course is appropriate for those interested in careers in teaching and in working with specific age groups. Previous graduates have gone on to apply for both educational and clinical psychology training posts as well as PhDs. Other alumni have also used the course to progress in their current positions or to change career entirely, such as working with children.

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Full time | Collegiate Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Cognitive Development And Psychobiology (30 Credits) - Core
Psychology Of Differential Development (15 Credits) - Core
Psychology Of Social Development (15 Credits) - Core
Research Dissertation And Continuing Professional Development (60 Credits) - Core
Research Issues In Applied Developmental Psychology (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Students should have a 2.2 degree or above or equivalent in any subject. Graduates with relevant work experience may also be considered.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 7,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for highly skilled employment, creative problem-solving and dealing with...more

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